Fourteen political parties that fielded candidates during the just concluded Bayelsa State governorship election, yesterday, called on the candidate of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Chief Timipre Sylva, to accept the outcome of the poll.
The political parties, while also endorsing the results of the poll, expressed satisfaction with the conduct of the January 9 supplementary poll and called on Sylva to join forces to move the state forward, stressing that Bayelsa needs ideas, partnership and not antagonism.
The state Chairman of Independent Democrat, ID, Prince Elemah, who spoke on behalf of the others, made the call while addressing journalists in Yenagoa.
Flanked by the state chairmen of other parties, he commended the efforts of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, in the distribution of electoral materials to remote areas of the state and providing a level playing ground for all during the supplementary poll.
He also congratulated the governor on what they described as a well deserved victory
Political parties who endorsed the statement include; All Progressives Grand Alliance, APGA; Independent Democrats, ID; Democratic Peoples Party, DPP; African Democratic Congress, ADC; KOWA, Democratic People’s Congress, DPC.
Others are Social Democratic Party, SDP; African Peoples Alliance, APA; Allied Congress Party of Nigeria, ACPN; Peoples Party of Nigeria, PPN; United Progressive Party, UPP; People for Democratic Change, PDC; New Nigeria Peoples Party, NNPP, and Mega Progressives Peoples Party, MPPP.

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